Glenmore may finally get its recreation park

The wait might not be much longer for a recreational park in Glenmore.
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KELOWNA - Work on a major recreational park and sports complex is one step closer to reality after Monday afternoon’s council meeting.

The rezoning application, from agriculture to municipal parkland has been sent to public hearing. Rezoning the 10.5 hectare property is for a highly anticipated proposed recreational park. The property is located at the corner of Valley and Longhill Road in Glenmore.

Currently, Kelowna has three major recreation centres and sports fields, Parkinson Recreation Centre, Mission sports fields and Rutland sports fields.

Included in the plans for the Glenmore park are two multi-use playing fields which could be used for soccer, football, rugby and cricket. As well as a playground, children’s water park, an off-leash dog park, walking trails and a two-storey activity centre.

The need for a recreation park in Glenmore has been recognized since the Glenmore Valley Sector Plan in 1989. The plan anticipated a build-out population in Glenmore of 12,000. Currently Glenmore is home to roughly 23,000 residents, according to the report to council.

If all goes ahead, phase 1 of the project is scheduled to begin sometime this year.

Phase 1 includes getting the property ready, by providing fencing and a landscape barrier in order to separate the park from surrounding farms. Additionally grading, drainage improvements and access roads will be constructed.


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